Michael Petch

About: Michael Petch

Michael previously worked at Bell Associates working on Dumbarton Shopping Centre and Barclays Bank projects. Since joining Dunn Architects he has worked on high-end residential projects including a series of mews houses in London and a large extension to an Edwardian house in East Sussex including indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, changing rooms, wine cellar, media room and office. Michael is heading up a modular/pre-fabricated Art Deco development in North London. His specialist skills include planning consent on development projects and brownfield sites, sustainable and economic design and project planning and management.

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Are we looking in the wrong direction for extra space?

April 17, 2018 | Posted by

For an architect, looking at space is a fundamental part of what we do and in London that increasingly means looking for hidden and unrealised potential. For a private residential dwelling, that has traditionally meant expanding to the rear, in the roof, underground and sometimes to the side. In recent years, the most advantageous of these being underground. As a practice we have completed over 30 basement developments in 6 London boroughs providing gyms, music rooms and swimming pools as well as games rooms, home offices and additional living space. However underground expansion is becoming increasingly difficult due to planning and neighbouring policies. And if you don’t have a London postcode,...

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